The project seems a long shot since it remains in the early stages of project evaluation and has a long way to go before it reaches the bidding phase
Whoa. For the government, it is still in pre-bidding stage, meaning it is still a long shot from implementation. But rest assured, when this one finally goes for bidding, surely MPIC and San Miguel will bid for the most ambitious infrastructure project ever.
There is a big problem regarding where to align the project. The options are to align at at the Old PNR tracks or at the centers of the Expressways.
My opinion will be develop the PNR Commuter Trains and the Bullet Train Tracks separately. In reality, the Commuter Trains we currently have compete with the buses and in actuality, the Bullet trains compete with Airplanes (Bullet Trains Fares are a bit cheaper than Airplane Fares)
Expressways are better engineered than Highways so the Bullet Trains must follow the Expressways, from La Union to Bicol.
The Bullet Train Project will completely seal the train interconnection of NAIA and Clark aside from the accessibility it will have via wheels though NLEx and SLEx What’s your two cents’ worth on this?
Connected Item (Traced in Google Maps):
Routes of the Old Philippine Railways in Luzon
Luzon Expressway System